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The Manotick Brass Ensemble

The Manotick Brass Ensemble will be visiting Newfoundland September 15 to September 25, performing at St. John’s, Dildo and Bonavista.  The ensemble’s first concert will be at 7:30 pm at George Street United Church in St. John’s.  This concert will feature a program of music specially created to celebrate Canada 150.  Titled “A Canadian Odyssey” the program takes the form of a unique musical journey across Canada, from the stunning old growth forest of British Columbia, to the excitement of an Arctic dog sled race, to the fishing banks of Newfoundland.   Projected images reinforce the music and bring Canada’s history and geography alive in a program of traditional Canadian melodies and new commissioned works.

Based in Ottawa, Ontario The Manotick Brass was formed in 2003 and currently plays close to 50 concerts each year to audiences throughout eastern Ontario.   Members of the ensemble are: Kazimier Samujlo, Ruth Merkel trumpets; Christine Hansen French horn; Martin Luce trombone, and Tony Crewe tuba.

Manotick Brass has made three trips abroad to Cuba in 2011, Jersey Island in 2012 and Ireland in 2014.  The ensemble has also produced four CDs, the latest being “Songs of Christmas’ issued in 2016.

During the current visit to Newfoundland and Labrador Manotick Brass also will be playing for the morning services at the Anglican Cathedral in St. John’s and Christ Church Anglican, Bonavista.  The ensemble will be visiting Bishops Field Elementary School in St. Johns and performing a fundraising concert for Woodward Elementary School in Dildo.

For more information contact Martin Luce at 613 822 8749 or martin@manotickbrass.com or visit  www.manotickbrass.com or  https://www.facebook.com/manotickbrass/

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